What does the OriginWebHelperService.exe file do?
The OriginWebHelperService.exe process is also known as OriginWebHelperService and is a part of Origin. This software is produced by Electronic Arts (www.ea.com). An obsolete or defective version of OriginWebHelperService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OriginWebHelperService has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OriginWebHelperService has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OriginWebHelperService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OriginWebHelperService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OriginWebHelperService.exe OriginWebHelperService
OriginWebHelperService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file OriginWebHelperService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,178,576 bytes (9% of all these files), 3,175,728 bytes as well as 15 other variants.
It is the service "Origin Web Helper".
The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This OriginWebHelperService program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This OriginWebHelperService program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. OriginWebHelperService.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 31% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A OriginWebHelperService.exe file has a 30% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 3,075,400 bytes. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This OriginWebHelperService program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. OriginWebHelperService.exe is capable of track other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves OriginWebHelperService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about OriginWebHelperService?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Origin
To remove OriginWebHelperService from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Origin in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OriginWebHelperService.exe (OriginWebHelperService) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of OriginWebHelperService. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OriginWebHelperService or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or OriginWebHelperService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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